It is no secret that I absolutely love to mask and create intricate scenes that take up entire card fronts. These types of cards are my favorite to make and are so easy for me to pull together. With that being said, I understand that masking can look so intimidating and a lot of people just don’t know where to begin. That is why I like to make so many video tutorials explaining my thought process while I’m making scenes, why I place things where I place them, including order and height, when I need to mask and why, and what types of masks to use with different stamps and coloring mediums. So today, I have another video tutorial explaining how I used the brand new Market Stand stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas to make this farmer’s market scene. You can watch the entire video tutorial down below!
Using the large scalloped rectangle and large stitched rectangle dies from the Fancy Frames die set I did a bit of die cut inlay to create a panel for my scene and a frame from white card stock. When masking and creating scenes I like to use my MISTI for larger stamps and acrylic blocks for the smaller additions, but an acrylic block will work for all the stamping. Also, when stamping be sure you use an ink that will play nicely with your coloring medium of choice.
After stamping and masking my scene, I pulled out my Distress Inks and sponged on a sky and dirt with blue and brown inks. This is my favorite way to add skies and a ground to my scenes. Of course, you can use your coloring medium to do this as well, this is just my preferred method. Then, I removed the masks, which is my absolute favorite part of this entire process and got to work coloring. Using my Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Gamsol I colored in my entire scene. When choosing colors, be sure to carry certain colors across the entire scene so it looks more cohesive and draws the eye across the scene. I also used my colored pencils to add in shadows across the sky and ground for added depth and dimension.
To finish this card off, I popped up the frame with fun foam and double sided adhesive, then inlaid the scene panel into the frame with double sided adhesive only. This allows the frame to be a bit higher than the scene and makes it appear as an actual frame and gives shadow and interest to the card. Finally, I used a black dye ink to stamp on the “Thanks a Bushel” sentiment, included in the stamp set, onto the top left hand corner of the scene panel to complete this entire card.
I know that I post quite a few masking and making scene videos, however, when I first started cardmaking I would watch videos of the same technique over and over to try and understand and get a good idea of how to carry them out. With that in mind, I like to have a variety of video showcasing the same technique, especially if it’s something that like masking, where the same technique results in so many different outcomes!
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